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August 23, 2007
Sports Beat by Bill McCaffrey
Well it was a sad day this past Monday as I learned of W. Ray Huff's passing after a battle with the big "C". Ray was an insurance mogul in Anne Arundel County , but he schooled in the Anacostia area when he was in the German Orphan Home on Good Hope Road in SE DC . He also like myself attended MacFarland Junior High School and Theodore Roosevelt High School in NW DC and he was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates. He started up Ray's Grill which was in the space of Wiley's Ice Cream. Alex Wiley was also a member of the House of Delegates. Wiley moved to Langley Park and Ray's grill opened in its place across from Giant Food and WDON and Don Dilliard was there on Saturday evenings. Ray also sold shoes, had a travel agency before he hit it big in the insurance business. Ray was a very good man, a good friend and he will be missed by a lot of people. My deepest condolences and sympathy goes to his wife Nancy, and his children David, Michael, Debbie, and Nancy Ann and the rest of his family including Travis Pastrana.
ORIOLES RENEW TREMBLEY THEN GET BOMBED
The Baltimore Orioles signed Dave Trembley to manage the team for 2008 then get involved in all sorts of records including the most runs given up in a game (30) in 110 years. In the second game the Orioles lost 9-7 to the Rangers. All sorts of sports shows and sports people were making a joke of Baltimore and the Orioles. Maybe baseball should move the Washington Nationals to the American League and make a new division with Washington , Baltimore , Kansas and Tampa Bay in it and call it the anchors, losers, etc. division. Did you ever think the Orioles would become the laughing stock of baseball? What if Trembley led the Orioles to lose 20 out of 21 to start next season will Trembley be the golden boy of Camden Yards?
ATTENTION: EMMETT AND MANNY
That very excellent sportswriter in the Washngton Post Jane Leavy is doing an article on the famous 555' homerun hit by Mickey Mantle off Chuck Stobbs in 1953 and she needs to talk to anyone about it so please contact her at Baseballjanedc@aol.com. She is especially interested in anyone who saw (like Chuck Enterline), also a Don Dunnaway or Dunaway who lived at 343 Elion Street who is suppose to have found it in the yard at 434 Oakdale Street N.W. Emmett Lanier, Manny Cuipi, Ron Menchine, Chuck Enterline, contact Jane and help her with what you may know.
Three Terps Named to WBCA Preseason
Langhorne makes third-straight appearance on candidate list
Three Maryland women's basketball players were selected to the 2007-08 "Wade Watch" list for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) State Farm Wade Trophy Division I Player of the Year, the WBCA announced on Tuesday. The 25-player list of nominees included Terrapins Marissa Coleman, Crystal Langhorne and Kristi Toliver, each making repeat appearances on the list. The 25 players, who were selected by a committee consisting of leading coaches, journalists and basketball administrators, are Division I student-athletes who best embody the spirit of Margaret Wade according to the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability. Maryland's three selections tied for the most, along with Rutgers (Matee Ajavon, Essence Carson and Kia Vaughan) and Tennessee (Nicky Anosike, Alexis Hornbuckle and Candace Parker). The ACC also had five picks, tying for the second most of any conference. The SEC had a high of eight players named to the list. Entering her senior year, Crystal Langhorne has been named to the Wade Watch for the third-straight year. Last year, she was a finalist for the award and was voted a WBCA All-American. She also earned All-America honors for the second time by the Associated Press and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), garnering All-ACC nods for the third time, as well. Langhorne is coming off a successful summer where she led the USA U-21 National Team to a gold medal at the FIBA U-21 World Championship, averaging team highs of 15.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Junior Marissa Coleman (Cheltenham, Md./St. John's College [D.C.]), who was named to the Wade Watch last year, also won gold this summer, as the USA Pan Am team captured first place at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Last year, Coleman was an AP Honorable Mention All-American and a second team All-ACC honoree for the second time. Coleman's classmate, Kristi Toliver was also named a preseason candidate for the prestigious award last year. A 2007 third team All-ACC pick, she was one of 11 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award last season, presented to the nation's top point guard. The State Farm Wade Trophy, now in its 30th year and named after the late, legendary three-time national champion Delta State University coach, Lily Margaret Wade, debuted in 1978 as the first-ever women's national player of the year award in college basketball. This highly prestigious award, regarded as the "Heisman of Women's Basketball", is organized by the WBCA, in conjunction with the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS). The 2008 State Farm Wade Trophy winner will be announced at the WBCA National Convention held in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four in Tampa , Fla. , April 5-8, 2008 . Maryland went 28-6 last season, advancing to its fourth-consecutive NCAA Tournament. Four Terrapins starters return, as well as, eight overall letterwinners, and welcome the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation. The 2007-08 campaign tips off with the Preseason WNIT, when the Terps host Princeton on Nov. 9. Maryland will also battle Big 12 Champion Oklahoma in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic on Nov. 11. The team hosts Big Ten Champion Ohio State in the inaugural women's Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Nov. 30 and is slated to participate in the Jimmy V Classic, where it will face off with NCAA Runner Up Rutgers on Dec. 3 in Piscataway , N.J. For information on purchasing tickets to Maryland women's basketball games, visit www.umterps.com or call the Comcast Center Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
2007 Maryland Field Hockey Outlook
Terps go on the attack in 2007
The 2007 Terraprins have checked in for preseason camp and have been diligently practicing for almost a week. In preparation for the upcoming season, Maryland has won the last two NCAA Championships and begin a quest for a third when the season kicks off on Aug. 26.
For a preview of the 2007 campaign, read the outlook below and check out the links for the 2007 media guide, schedule and roster. Don't forget, Maryland will also be hosting the NCAA Championship rounds (semifinals and national championship games) on Nov. 16 and 18 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. For more information, visit www.umterps.com.
Coming off national championship runs in 2005 and 2006, Maryland would seem to have a lot of expectations placed on it for a "three-peat," a feat which has occurred just four times in the history of the NCAA Tournament. The Terrapins, however, learned to deal with the expectations and pressured placed on them a year ago. With those lessons learned and add a talented group of newcomers, Maryland will be hungry and formidable, led by a veteran core, focusing on its own goals. "As always, Maryland hockey thrives to stay in the moment," said six-time NFHCA National Coach of the Year Missy Meharg. "The theme is always to show our new Terps about the culture of Maryland hockey, which is to continue to outwork our teammates and taking the group further by our own example and being our own leaders." The 2007 team will be different from recent seasons. With an experienced nucleus returning on the forward line and the addition of talented and skilled forwards, Meharg and the coaching staff are looking at displaying a high-powered attack, reminiscent of the days when the Terps had excellent finishers in Jackie Ciconte, a two-time All-American, and Tiffany Marsh, a three-time regional All-American. "We are really looking to play an exciting style of hockey. It has been a while since we have had a fundamentally-sound scoring unit. We are fortunate to have some season veterans return and also the addition of new players, which allows for us to have a really well-rounded team attack." That is not to say the defense will be sub par. The backfield will miss the talents of Honda Award winner Paula Infante and All-American Kristina Edmonds, but returning are Susie Rowe and Kathryn Masson, both All-Americans, as well. And while Rowe and Masson will be placed in new roles as the back-line leaders, both are ready to become the backbone of the defense and lead a young group of Terps. Meharg's incoming crop of newcomers is, collectively, one of the most talented classes in recent memory. They have proven to be successful by winning championships and competing at high levels. How quickly they can integrate their talents with an established core of veterans will be a key component to the success of the Terrapins.
The forward line is Meharg's most experienced group, and what this year's freshmen class can add to the unit, will make for a high-octane attack, making it exciting for fans who remember the days when Maryland was among the high-scoring teams in the nation. Among the returnees is the Terps' leading scorer from last year, sophomore Nicole Muracco. In just her first season, Muracco took home plenty of hardware at the end of the season, garnering ACC Rookie of the Year, All-American and All-ACC honors based, in large part, to her ability to score goals - a team-high 15. There are plenty of expectations for her, but Muracco's smart and confident play should make for a successful sophomore campaign. Junior Sarah Scholl continues to be a quiet force for the Terps. Regularly etched into the starting lineup since arriving two years ago, she is ready to have a breakout season, with the seeds planted in a tremendous spring campaign. Senior Kim Ziegler looks to follow up a career season where she started double-digit games and had career offensive numbers. Sophomore Alexis Pappas played in every game and found herself in the starting lineup 15 times. She has also made big strides during offseason training and could find herself on the midfield unit, where she has also taken to the passing game. A junior, Danielle Keeley has made improvements in each of her first two seasons in a Maryland uniform, especially with her versatility. She is another key piece of the forward unit, also seeing time in the midfield. Without a doubt, incoming freshman Meghan Dean and Katie O'Donnell will make an impact on the attacking unit. Both are very talented and have played in international competitions, earning spots on different U.S. National Teams in their careers. Winning a high school state title as a senior, Dean is an explosive forward and will be an exciting player to watch. O'Donnell brings tremendous credentials with her. The youngest American athlete to earn an international cap at the age of 16, she has been a member of the U.S. Senior National Team for a few years. She not only likes to score, but is a complete player with the ability to create scoring chances for her teammates, as well. Not to be overshadowed, also joining the Terps this season is freshman Mary Reilly, who is creative on the front line and will also bring an element of excitement to the attacking unit.
he midfield unit is fairly young, with senior co-captain Janneke van Leeuwen bringing the most experience as a three-year starter and a two-time all-region selection. Meharg will look to her to be the leader of this group. A cog on the penalty corner unit and one of the top-10 assist makers in school history, van Leeuwen is recovering from an injury but is expected to make a full return to the playing field. Joining van Leeuwen in the transition are junior Danielle Keeley and sophomores Brianna Davies, Kristina Foster, Alexis Pappas and fellow Dutch Ameliet Rischen. Keeley has gained experience playing in the midfield and, as the only other upperclassman in the unit, she will be looked to for her leadership. Rischen, not to be confused with older sister Berber, who was also on the team last season but played out her eligibility, played in every game last season in the midfield and will be looked to her leadership because of her extensive playing experience at the position last year. Davies and Pappas were impact players on the defense and attack, respectively, last season. Both have been able to adapt new positions in the spring and have really impressed the coaching staff. Foster played in nearly every game last season and is a hard worker in the midfield. She is very comfortable and does a good job of helping to develop the attack in transition. Newcomers Meghan Dean and Emily Ellenberger are also talented midfielders who will boost the midfield line. Dean's receiving skills are some of the best and her experience playing with the U.S. Junior National Team will make her an impact player. Though recovering from a knee injury, Ellenberger was one of the top high school players in the region last year, also leading her team to a state title as a senior.
Maryland 's calling card the last few years has been its defense, as eight of its last 14 All-Americans have come out of the backfield. With the likes of Paula Infante and Kristina Edmonds anchoring the deep defense, the Terps led the nation in team goals against average in 2006 (0.70) and were second in the nation in 2005 (1.01). Not to mention, the defense tied the school record with 12 shutouts last season and both its title games have come by a score of 1-0. While the losses of Edmonds and Infante are great, the two combining for five All-American citations, Maryland does still return one All-American from the unit in junior Susie Rowe. In her first two seasons, Rowe has proven to be a big-time player, already garnering major awards, including 2005 ACC Tournament MVP nods and All-ACC recognitionlast season. However, Rowe will take on a new role as the team's field general, directing the rest of the young Terps in the backfield. "Without Paula and Kristina, Susie will have the new challenge of stepping up and becoming the field general of the defense. She has tremendous skill and experience, both as a starter for us and playing with the English U-21 team. She will need to draw on that and guide the rest of the defense to become a cohesive unit. I think Susie is up for the challenge." Also in the back are sophomore Brianna Davies, redshirt freshman Alicia Morawski, junior Ellen Ott and newcomer, freshman Amanda Himmelheber. Davies was the only freshman to start every game last season. Her speed and tenacious defending helped the Terps post a school-record tying 12 shutouts and earned her a spot on the all-region team. Her athleticism could see her make a move to the midfield or any other position on the field. Ott has gained experience in her two seasons in College Park . She is tough and physical, but plays with plenty of skill. Morawski will make her first-collegiate appearance in 2007. A standout ice hockey player from Michigan , she spent last year adjusting to the field game and has a firm grasp on the team's defensive concepts. An accomplished player at the prep level, Himmelheber comes from a winning background, helping her high school squad win back-to-back state titles.
The goalkeeping core is solid, once again, as Meharg will turn to two-time All-American and senior co-captain Kathryn Masson to head up the unit. Masson has become one of the top goaltenders in the nation, leading the country in goals against average in each of the last two seasons. Also looking to Masson's expertise in case will be redshirt-sophomore Alicia Grater and incoming freshman Melissa Vassolatti. With two seasons playing with Masson, Grater has certainly made the most of it, also gaining game experience last season. Vassolatti will take advantage of the opportunity to learn from one of the best netminders in the history of the program and under the guidance of associate head coach Marybeth Freeman.
Maryland 's staple is a tough schedule, featuring 10 teams ranked in the final 2006 NFHCA Coaches Poll. The ACC slate is challenging enough, as all six teams were ranked in the top 10. To give the Terps another challenge, the schedule includes six league champions overall and nine of the 16 NCAA Tournament teams. The Terps open the season with a tough three-game road stretch, while also facing three Big Ten teams in the first five games. Maryland travels to the Midwest to face Central Michigan for its first opponent of the year on Aug. 26, then takes on Northwestern in Evanston , Ill. , the following day. The Terps wrap up the road swing at Old Dominion for the first of two regular-season meetings against the Lady Monarchs. The clash has been one of the highlights of the schedule with the home-and-home series dating back to 1999. "The regular-season series with Old Dominion always brings a tremendous competition level and is a great marker for us," said Meharg. "We learn so much about where we are and what we need to strive to do to be in a position to play our best in November." The fourth game of the season is a clash with Michigan on Sept. 2 when the Wolverines visit College Park , then Big Ten Champion Ohio State opens the annual Terrapin Invitational on Sept. 8. The Terrapin Invitational always brings teams from all over the country. The two-day event from Sept. 8-9 welcomes Northeastern and American, to join the Buckeyes and the Terps. ACC play opens with Maryland going to Boston College on Sept. 15. The match brings an added bonus. The Terps can familiarize themselves with the field, site of the 2007 ACC Tournament. A game of local interest will see the Terps and American battle for bragging rights on Sept. 19. It will be just their second trip to Washington , D.C. , in the history of the series. The Terps will be right in the thick of the schedule when they host Wake Forest on Sept. 22 in a rematch of the 2006 NCAA championship game. The Terps claimed the title over the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem , N.C. , 1-0. Ivy League champion Princeton (Sept. 26), ACC-foe Virginia, who cracked the top 10 in the rankings last year, and the Atlantic 10's Temple (Sept. 30) all get their shot at the reigning national champions. But Maryland will have the luxury of home-field advantage during that four-game home stretch. Back on the road, the Terps travel to Duke on Oct. 6, who has also made four-straight NCAA semifinal appearances. Maryland claimed its 2005 title over the Blue Devils, 1-0. Returning home, Boston University appears on the schedule for the first time since 2004, with the meeting taking place on Oct. 7. Its series vs. Old Dominion takes center stage at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex, once again, on Oct. 12. In 2006, both games last year were decided by a 1-0 margin. Down the final stretch, the Terps make trips to regional foe Delaware on Oct. 14, before heading south to close out the ACC slate on Oct. 20 vs. UNC. A new opponent has appeared on the schedule for the final game of the season. The Big East's Villanova visits the Terrapins for the first-ever meeting between the teams on Oct. 26. The game will also mark the annual Senior Night, where the Terrapin seniors will be recognized. The ACC Tournament heads north of the Mason-Dixon line for the first time ever. BC hosts the championship, Nov. 1-4. The title game will, once again, be televised on the ACC's Regional Sports Network (Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports South, Sun Sports and NESN). The NCAA Tournament begins the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11 on campus sites. The winners of the first and second rounds will be rewarded with a trip to the national semifinals. It will be especially rewarding for the Terrapins who host the championship rounds at their very own Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The event is in the state of Maryland for the first time in the history of the tournament and the Terrapins would like to take advantage of the home crowd. The NCAA semifinals is slated for Nov. 16 and the national champion will be crowned on Nov. 18 on national television on CSTV. More information on the event can be found by logging onto www.umterps.com.
Maryland Women's Basketball Faces Top
Teams in 2007-08
Terps face 17 postseason squads and have at least 10 TV games
Another exciting season it slated to tip off for the Maryland women's basketball team, beginning with the Preseason Women's National Invitational Tournament on Friday, Nov. 9. The Terps, who are looking to make a fifth-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, will face at least 17 teams who advanced to the postseason in 2007, including seven teams who ended the season ranked in the national top 25 poll. Additionally, the Terps, who return four starters and eight letter winners overall, will play six nationally televised games. "I'm excited about the strength of our overall schedule," said head coach Brenda Frese, who enters her sixth season with the Terps. "We will be tested early in our non-conference schedule, playing in the WNIT and prestigious events like the State Farm Tip-Off and Jimmy V Classic, as well as, the always tough ACC. I feel we will have one of the strongest schedules in the country. Not only do I think our fans will enjoy the competition, but I know it will help prepare our team for March." Princeton visits Comcast Center on Nov. 9 to, not only kick off the 2007-08 campaign, but also tip off the Preseason WNIT. The 16 teams in the tournament are guaranteed at least three games and the field features some of the top teams in the nation in LSU, Michigan State and Notre Dame. The WNIT champion will be decided on Sunday, Nov. 18. After their game against the Tigers, the Terps will take a quick break from the WNIT to participate in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic, facing defending Big 12 Champion Oklahoma. The game, which will be played in Chapel Hill , N.C. , pits two of the top post players in the country in Maryland 's Crystal Langhorne ( Willingboro , N.J./Willingboro) and the Sooners' Courtney Paris. The two were also teammates this summer on the USA U21 World Championship team. It will be the first of three games on ESPN2 for the Terps. Maryland hosts local-foe Loyola on Tuesday, Nov. 20 before taking off to the West Coast over the Thanksgiving break. The Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara host the Terps the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 23, then Maryland goes to traditional power UCLA on Sunday, Nov. 25 for a televised affair on Fox Sports Net. Returning home for a two-game stint, the Terps revive their rivalry with up-and-coming Pittsburgh , who was in the top 25 last year, on Nov. 27. It will be the first meeting between the teams since 1982. Following that game, Maryland will participate in the inaugural Big Ten/ACC Challenge and host defending Big Ten Champion Ohio State on Nov. 30. Another big game is on the slate as the Terrapins open the month of December traveling to Rutgers , the 2007 NCAA runner up, for the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 3. Televised on ESPN2, the game pits Maryland's three Wade Trophy national player of the year candidates in Langhorne, sophomore Marissa Coleman (Cheltenham, Md./St. John's College [D.C.]) and classmate Kristi Toliver (Harrisonburg, Va./Harrisonburg) against the Scarlet Knight's three national player of the year candidates in Matee Ajavon, Essence Carson and Kia Vaughan. It will also be the first meeting between the teams in almost a decade. Closing out the calendar year with five of its next six games at Comcast Center , Maryland begins the stretch with top-25 opponent Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 5. Northern Iowa visits College Park for the first time on Dec. 7, then nationally-ranked foe Temple makes its first trip back since 1990 on Dec. 9. After taking a break for final exams, the Terps visit Toliver's hometown to battle one of 14 2007 NCAA Tournament teams, James Madison, on Dec. 20. After the holidays, they return home for the annual Terrapin Classic, Dec. 28-30, which takes on a new format this season. One game will be played on each of the three days, with local teams Richmond and UMBC participating. The ACC slate begins just after the new year, as Maryland alternates home and away games through the month of January. Opening conference play on Jan. 3, the Terps travel to Wake Forest , then also hit the road for games at Boston College on Jan. 10, at Virginia on Jan. 18 and at North Carolina Jan. 26. The game against the Cavaliers will be televised on the ACC's Regional Sports Network, while Maryland 's second trip of the season to Chapel Hill will mark the fourth nationally-televised game on Fox S ports. At home, Maryland hosts Clemson on Jan. 6, then has a Monday night ESPN2 contest on Jan. 14 against Duke. Over the last four years, the Terps have set ACC attendance records against the Blue Devils, selling out Comcast Center last year, tying the ACC attendance mark of 17,950, a record the Terps set earlier in the season against the Tar Heels. On Jan. 20, Georgia Tech comes to Comcast Center , while Miami closes out the month in College Park on Jan. 31. Down the final stretch, Maryland travels to Virginia Tech for another Monday night clash on Feb. 4, which can be seen on the ACC's Regional Sports Network. Later that week on Feb. 8, the Terps will once again be on the air regionally when they host UVA to close out the home-and-home series. The Terps remain home to play BC on Feb. 14, then take off for their third trip down the triangle area to battle Duke for another nationally televised game on Fox Sports Net on Feb. 17. Florida State closes out Maryland 's home slate on Feb. 24 and the season wraps up at NC State on March 2. It will be the first time since the 1993-94 campaign Maryland will be playing a regular-season game in the month of March. Maryland will be on the hunt for its ninth ACC Tournament title and the first since 1989, March 6-9. The Greensboro Coliseum will once again host the event, which will have seven games televised either regionally or nationally. Looking to make another trip to the Big Dance, Comcast Center is one of eight predetermined sites for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The arena site will host its games March 23 and 25, and, should Maryland earn one of the 64 bids, its first- and second-round games will be played at Comcast Center . The Sweet 16 and Elite Eight are slated for March 29-April 1. The 2008 Final Four will be held in sunny Tampa , Fla. , April 6 and 8 at the St. Pete Times Forum. Season tickets are currently on sale with prices starting as low as $99, including Preseason WNIT tickets and tickets to the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. In addition, Family 4-Packs are also available for as low as $99. Single-game tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 12. Season tickets can be purchased by visiting www.umterps.com, stopping by the Terrapin Ticket Office at Comcast Center or calling 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
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International Boxing Union (IBU) Announces Global Broadcasts!
The International Boxing Union, Inc. is proud to announce a new global broadband broadcast network in partnership with Mizlou Sports & News Network, Inc. also known as "MSNN"- to broadcast their championship title fights. MSNN, a joint venture of three (3) international media entities, was recapitalized and reincorporated in 2004 in Atlanta , Georgia , USA . MSNN at that time began developing www.MizlouSports.tv in order t o have a platform to broadcast sporting events over the internet in over-the-air television quality.
Beginning October 2007, www.MizlouSports.tv will have available to consumer viewers the network on both a monthly subscription basis as well as an "a la carte" VOD basis. Initially, sporting events available to view feature archived shows of professional boxing, professional wrestling, professional basketball, and professional arm wrestling. The IBU's media division will work with boxing promoters to have their fight cards televised with MSNN through either a license basis or revenue sharing.
States IBU President Don "Moose" Lewis, "I am thrilled for the IBU and its member promoters to have this opportunity to showcase their fighters from around the world with a partner with the name recognition of Mizlou. This not only give them an additional revenue stream for their upcoming fight cards but also to get paid for thei r boxing archives-not to mention that it allows promoters to have more title fights on their fight programs. This is truly a winning day for all parties." MSNN plans to have free content uploaded in September for viewers to preview the quality of broadcasts.
My good friend Emmett Lanier sent these nicknames:
Baseball Nickname First & Middle real Name
(Last is the same)
B.J. Surhoff William James
"Whitey" Ford Edward
"Catfish" Hunter James Augustus
"Catfish" Metkovich George Michael
"Rocky" Colauito Rocco Domenico
"Sparky" Anderson George Lee
"Pee Wee" Reese Harold Henry
"Moose" Skowron William "Bill"
"Buddy" Lewis John Kelly
"Goose" Goslin Leon Allen
"Bobo" Newson Louis Norman
"Mickey" Vernon James Barton
"Stubby" Overmire Frank
"Billy" Martin Alfred Manuel
"Bucky" Dent Russell Earl
"Blue Moon" O'Dom Johnny Lee
"Boog" Powell John Wesley
"Ringo Starr" Richard Starkey
"Smokey" Robinson Willaim
"Fats" Waller Thomas
"Duke" Ellington Edward K.
"Chubby" Checker Ernest Evans
BOXER NAME REAL NAME
"Tony" Zale Anthony Florian Salesk
George Howard, former boxing trainer, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2007 . The Bowie State University Bulldogs football team will open its 2007 season Thursday, August 23rd at Glenville (WV) State University . I hear "Ship to Shore" and "Downtown" Brown are taking their show on the road and will play the Glover in Baltimore and the new Savoy in DC. The Ravens and Redskins play Saturday at Danny Boys Six Flags Stadium in P.G. County , both teams have looked sorry. Chris Redman is still with the Atlanta Falcons.
College and High School Football
Paul "Little Ego" Johnson has Navy geared to go to another bowl game, the Mids schedule is padded with softies like Temple, Ball State, Duke, Delaware, North Texas, and Northern Illinois, that's six and all they have to do is win one of their other games and they are bowl eligible.
Navy's home schedule:
Sept. 15 Ball State
Sept. 22 Duke
Sept. 29 Air Force
Oct. 20 Wake Forest
Oct. 27 Delaware
Nov. 17 Northern Illinois
Maryland has a lot of blank holes like quarterback where the team is in dire need of a division I signal caller.
No one is picking the Terps to do much this season.
Here's the Terps 2007 home schedule:
Sept. 1 Villanova
Sept. 13 West Virginia
Oct. 6 Georgia Tech
Oct. 20 Virginia
Oct. 27 Clemson
Nov. 10 Boston
College Rumors have Navy dropping the Terps from any football scheduling but not Towson. Friendly High School Lamar Thomas is rated one of the top high school players in the country. "USA Today" rates DeMatha the number five high school team in the country. "Street and Smith" has them rated in their top 25 high school teams.
Other local high school players rated high are Kenny Tate (DeMatha), Tom Dizkowski (DeMatha), A.J. Francis (Gonzaga), D.J. Sellman (DeMatha), Kevin Dorsay ( Forestville ), Josh Haden (Friendly) and Corey Boatman (Good Counsel).
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WE GET LETTERS
Dear Anacostia HS Classmates, My most recent book has been published, and should anyone care, you can find into about it by clicking on this link: http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?AcctID=1118636. The title is "The Possibility of Christian Humanism". Arthur G. Broadhurst
Bill, Pennie Osborne DiGiustino wanted to advise that Peter Ayers (class of 52) is in the hospital in Arlington , VA recovering from a stroke. He is a faithful reunion attendee. Thanks, Marilyn Susa
Bill, Kentlandboxing was started by me (Wynton Johnson) about 4 years ago, it's a non-profit organization that is being funded by me. When we travel to far places and need help we get help for Councilman Harrington's Community First Organization. As of now we have 5 fighters, Katrina Reed, Frank Stalling, Carmaine Brown , Jordan , and Marcus. Jordan and Marcus haven't had any fights as of yet. At the time we workout at Seat Pleasant Rec. and go to Laurel Boys and Girls Club for ring work. We are looking for help, grant, donations, or sponsors to h elp with getting a building for our own gym. If you have or know anyone who can help in any way I can be contacted at 202 345 3674 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need any more information please contact me. Can you let me know when and what paper the article will be in and thanks again. Coach Dog (Wynton Johnson)
Dear Coach, Keep up your good work. I understand your team will be in a tournament at the Sugar Ray Leonard gym this Friday and Saturday (Doors open at 6 pm, fights start at 7 pm ). I hope everything works out for you and the team. Bill
The Wiz are having their woes in the off season.
Once again the mystics fade at the end and miss the WBNA playoffs, of course that really is no surprise is it? I understand David J. of Annapolis may be in the new TV show "Caveman" that starts this Fall.
Wave bye-bye to Chris Wells.
Electric bills coming down? Believe that and I have a bridge to sell you. Hey Roller Derby is back with the "Charm City Rollers" leading the way and I heard Amber and Marx might be on the team. Man Toni Cornheiser is still terrible on MNF and I hear more bad comments than I heard last year.
Are the Baltimore Orioles going to be sold and moved? I heard ice hockey may be returning to Baltimore.
Has anyone seen Mung Young, Linda Gerik, Francis Moore, Aileen Gant (she could do a mean hula), Terri Miller, Thomas A. Black, or Linda Calhoun?
The annual watermelon seed spitting contest held at the State Fair which has been canceled this year means that Maryland Champ Buddy Hance will not break the record of 70 feet. Tough luck Buddy!
Our deepest sympathy goes to the following families: Former U.S. Senator and member of Congress Dan Brewster and "Wild Bil" Hagy (super Orioles fan). Where's the "Rugman" been lately and what's he doing? I hear Don Newbery is trying to catch up with him. Paul Willett lives in the same block as Ron Perkins.
Any more new refineries on the drawing board? I doubt it because State and National government and elected officials don't want to be cut the lunch list.
Was your MARC train, light rail or bus on time this week? I understand the wait on the Bay Bridge gets longer with each passing day.
Hey I know there's been more than 200 murders in Baltimore but what's the total for all of Maryland?
How many accidents are taking place each week on 1-97, I-95, I-695, I-495, I-295, Rt. 10, Rt. 100, Indian Head Highway, Rt. 2, or Routes 4 & 5?
Keiffer Mitchell is gaining on Sheila Dixon in the Baltimore City Mayor race. Terry Hickey is coming on in the City Council race in District 10 but still remains behind despite Ironhead's endorsement.
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